The Alfred Programme is aimed at children aged 5 to 11 years old and also works effectively with intellectually disabled children. It's aim is to teach children how to behave in the face of major risks faced in everyday life and the promotion of Christian values and attitudes.
The author and executor of the programme is Rev Peter Green (in the photograph with Alfred), the Director of Christian Family Ministries Trust [A Christian organisation which helps parents and children].
The Alfred Programme is produced in Great Britain with the help and cooperation of West Midlands Police where Peter also works as a voluntary multi-faith chaplain.
The Programme comprises a series of DVD films [10 produced to date], covering such subjects as racism, bullying, abuse, drugs etc.
Through humour and stories, Alfred the puppet, cleverly animated by Reverend Green, transports the children into a different world, leading them to simple solutions and warning against engaging in risky behaviour.
Through the courtesy of the author many of the schools in the region have benefited from the programme during the last 10 years.